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GA 111 | How to Teach Continuous Improvement with Dr. Bradley Miller

By Jessica Bush Updated on May 18th, 2016

Today’s guest is Dr. Bradley Miller, a professor at the University of Houston. Brad explained to us how he teaches his students about continuous improvement, and how they then apply those skills to real life situations. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Brad’s background (2:25)
  • How Brad got into academia (6:44)
  • The quote that inspires Brad (9:06)
  • What about lean Brad teaches his students (11:08)
  • An example of an in-class simulation (13:01)
  • Examples of student projects (18:37)
  • How Brad teaches the human component of lean (22:32)
  • About the exam grading process (23:56)
  • The advice Brad would give his past self (28:56)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Brad (30:45)
  • The best advice Brad has ever received (33:20)
  • Brad’s personal productivity habit (34:51)
  • How Brad recharges and refocuses (35:41)
  • The knowledge or skill area Brad feels he needs to improve (36:39)
  • Brad’s words of wisdom (39:34)

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